Are you excited to see Abigail Breslin in ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing musical?!
The network just released the first official trailer for the three-hour filmed event, which tells the story from the beloved 1987 film in a fresh perspective.
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The TV special also stars Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle, Debra Messing as Baby’s mom Marjorie, Bruce Greenwood as her dad Dr. Jake Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger as Penny Rivera, Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts as Max Kellerma, Katey Sagal as Vivian Pressman, Billy Dee Williams as Tito, and and J. Quinton Johnson as Marco.
Don’t forget – Dirty Dancing premieres on Wednesday, May 24 @ 8PM ET on ABC.
First Dirty Dancing Musical Promo
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and Abigail Breslin is bravely sharing about her experience.
The 20-year-old Dirty Dancing actress took to her Instagram to make a point that assault isn’t always something done by stranger.
In fact, an attacker may be someone you know, like in Abigail‘s case.
“You are not obligated to have sex with someone that you’re in a relationship with. Dating is not consent. Marriage is not consent,” a powerful poem read, that Abigail shared on her account.
In the caption she added, “i knew my assailant. #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence”
We applaud Abigail‘s bravery in sharing about her experience. Hopefully she will be able to help others in a similar situation.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can seek help by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
The ending dance of Dirty Dancing is such an iconic piece and JJJ is living for these sneak peek pics of it all!
Starring Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes, the TV special will premiere on May 24th on ABC — and you bet we will be watching.
While many are thinking this is an exact remake of the 1987 movie, Abigail doesn’t want you to think of it that way.
“It’s a reimagining, not a reenactment,” she told Out mag. “I don’t believe that stories are only meant to be told once. You can tell them differently.”
Abigail adds, “I’m not doing an imitation of Jennifer Grey’s iconic performance in the original. Instead, I tried to see Baby as how she related to me, and hopefully I do the character justice.”
“I don’t want to sound too self-aggrandizing, but I think the movie’s really dope. I think you’re going to love it.”
We bet we will too.
Colt Prattes is a really talented dancer — and we’ll all get to see his moves in the Dirty Dancing TV special event in May on ABC.
But just what inspired Colt, who plays Johnny, to start dancing in the first place? The movie!
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“Growing up I watched this movie almost every weekend,” he admitted on Instagram recently. “It inspired me to start dancing and still inspires me every time I see it.”
Colt added, “Beyond honored to be a part of this.”
Check out all the pics of Colt in our gallery below!
Abigail Breslin wouldn’t trade anything for her time filming the Dirty Dancing remake.
That’s definitely the impression you get when the actress, who plays lead Frances “Baby” Houseman in the TV special, talks about it.
“It was the most magical work experience I’ve ever had,” Abigail shared with Out magazine. “Everybody in it is so incredible. The whole cast loved each other, and I think that really comes across onscreen.”
There was one cast member she was particularly close to: Debra Messing.
“[She] plays my mom, and I still talk to her every day and call her for advice. She’s such a gracious soul,” Abigail says.
Dirty Dancing will premiere in May on ABC.
While the classic final dance number of ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake might look impressively graceful, Abigail Breslin says she was “terrified!”
Luckily, the actress had co-star Colt Prattes to help calm her nerves as he lifted her up into the air along to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from the 1987 movie.
“There was this weight of everyone loving it so much,” Abigail told TV Insider. “Just being graceful is a big enough feat for me, but being graceful while in the air? It was terrifying.”
“Yet we pulled it off – partially due to Colt’s talent, but also due to the fact that he knew I would murder him if he dropped me,” she joked.
Dirty Dancing centers on Frances “Baby” Houseman (Abigail), who, while vacationing with her family in the Catskills Mountains, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle (Colt).
Don’t miss Dirty Dancing when it premieres on May 24!
Abigail Breslin reveals that she suffers from panic attacks.
In fact, the 20-year-old actress had one while performing during opening night of her new play All the Fine Boys on Wednesday (March 1) in New York City.
Luckily, her co-stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Alex Wolff, and more helped her get through it.
“When you’re on stage doing a play and you have an actual panic attack mid show cuz anxiety doesn’t warn you,” Abby tweeted. “BUT THEN your cast mates and crew give you tea and breathing exercises and the panic attack slowly packs it’s bags and leave. BOOM”
Also in attendance that night were Christian Siriano, Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage,and Sara Bareilles.
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Talk about paying homage to the original movie!
The new poster for ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake, just released the poster for the special movie event and it looks strikingly similar to the movie’s original.
Abigail Breslin stars with Cole Prattes in the upcoming TV movie, along with Debra Messing, Shane Harper and Sarah Hyland.
Dirty Dancing centers on Frances “Baby” Houseman (Breslin), who, while vacationing with her family in the Catskills Mountains, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle (Prattes).
According to the new poster, Dirty Dancing will debut on May 24th on ABC.